Hours of bath time and blow-drying your dog can be undone in seconds if they manage to find a deep mud puddle to sink into on a walk.
Although they emerge wearing a full body mud suit, they couldn’t look happier – and dog owners have been sharing hilarious before and after photos which have left their pets unrecognisable.
Keith Clarke and his wife Angela took their two Golden Retrievers out for some exercise in the Lake District, and the two pristine pups posed for a picture and even smiled for the camera.
But within minutes Beaux and Bustar had run off to dive into mud and returned looking dramatically different, changing their glossy coats into a dark, slick mess.
They lined back up in the same exact pose for a second photo leaving their owners in stitches as Keith said you would “never have thought they were the same two dogs”.
Keith posted photos of the mischievous pair looking very pleased with themselves on Facebook, where it racked up thousands of likes.
And it turns out Beaux and Bustar aren’t the only ones who enjoy a relaxing mud bath.